Whether you're the MOH or the MOB tasked with hosting a shower for the soon-to-be bride, the first of your many planning tasks is sending out the best bridal shower invitations. Nothing sets the tone for the festivity better than the invites themselves, so the pressure is on to please the bride and her nearest and dearest. Whether the shower will be a family affair, a co-ed soirée, or a booze-infused brunch, there's a stationery style to commemorate every type of celebration.
Because you have a million things on your to-do list, we saved you time and rounded up the best bridal shower invitations, from a "Brides just wanna have fun" theme to a wine-infused card. All you have to do next is figure out the stationery wording and you'll be on your way to the mailbox in no time. You'll earn major brownie points from the bride after sending any one of these cute options.
1. Simplistic Perfection
If you're hosting a shower for a classic bride, sometimes simple is better. But that doesn't mean boring! Keep things minimal, yet elegant, with a pink and green card adorned with fresh blooms. ("November Herbarium" bridal shower invitation, starting at $44 for 20 invitations, Rifle Paper Co. for Paper Source)
2. The Mimosa Bride
Throwing a shower brunch? Chances are mimosas will be offered, so pop some bubbly for the gal who's getting a hubby! This invite will inspire guests to get the toasts started fast! ("Champagne Bottle" bridal shower invitation, starting at $47 for 15, Cass Loh for Minted)
3. The Fashionista
Celebrate the bride-to-be with an invite that's still feminine without being over the top, and throw some style onto the stationery with a sketched wedding dress and a touch of chalkboard allure. (Chalkboard bridal shower invitation, $105 for 100 invitations, Jinaiji for Zazzle)
4. Garden Galore
Prepping for a garden party in honor of the bride-to-be? Notify her bride tribe with a corresponding bridal shower invite. ("Garden Ballon" bridal shower invitation, starting at $47 for 15, Itsy Belle Studio for Minted)
5. Wine About It
A vino-themed invitation marks the perfect stationery for a winery visit or wine tasting bridal shower. Or, simply for a bride who's as fine as wine. (Red wine tasting bridal shower invitation, $2.01 per card, Green Leaf Design for Zazzle)
6. A Little Bit of Fun
Go bold with this bright, modern invitation. You can guarantee no one will be taking your beautiful bride and hiding her away from the rest of the world at her bridal shower with cards like these to kick things off. ("Brides Wanna" bridal shower invitation, starting at $44 for 20 invitations, Paper Source)
7. Yes to the Shower
She may have already said yes to the man, the dress, and her venue — but now it's time to say yes to your party! Fun and original, this invitation will impress the guests — and guarantee a "Yes" on that RSVP! Especially perfect for a nautical soirée, these festive invites can also be sent digitally, so you'll save major moolah. ("Nautical Stripe" bridal shower invitation, from $0.90 per card, Crate and Barrel for Paperless Post)
8. Sweet Shower Treats
For a bride who's as sweet as can be, pave the way for her pre-wedding celebration through a fun bridal shower invitation, complete with a pretty frozen confection. (Ice cream bridal shower invitation, $15 for digital file, Invited by Audrina)
9. Golden Girl
This foil-pressed stationery will honor your golden girl's upcoming wedding festivities like nothing else. ("Golden Bride" bridal shower invitation, starting at $47 for 15, Beth Schneider for Minted)
10. Shower Power
Play on shower (in both senses of the term) with this unique and quirky invite that's guaranteed to make the bride's nearest and dearest crack a smile after opening. ("Antique Tub" bridal shower invitation, from $0.90 per card, Paperless Post)
11. Donut Skip This
If you're trying something non-traditional, consider hosting a donut-themed shower...because who can say no to such a glorious confection OR to this delightfully donut-y card!? Brace yourself for an overwhelming amount of "Yes" RSVPs to the bridal shower. (Donut bridal shower invitation, $9.50 for digital file, Colleen Michele Designs)
12. Modern Merryment
13. Showered with Love
You can never have too many hearts (or butterflies!) when it comes to planning a wedding event. Plus, this whimsical invitation makes the bride-to-be look chic as can be, jetting off in her getaway car. (Floral car bridal shower invitation, $13 for digital file, Digart Designs)
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14. Brews and "I Dos"
Celebrate a co-ed bridal shower (or just a brew-loving bride) accordingly with cheers and beers. ("Love Is Brewing" bridal shower invitation, starting at $52 for 20, C. Lacey Design)